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Jan 10 2012 | 10:04am ET
Former Goldman Sachs trader Morgan Sze’s Azentus fund, launched to great fanfare last April, lost 6.8% in 2011.
Reuters, citing two sources with “direct knowledge of the matter,” says the Hong Kong-based multi-strategy fund was hit by a sharp drop in Chinese shares.
Sze launched the fund with about $1 billion in April 2011, the largest Asia launch of the year. Azentus now manages $1.9 billion.
Reuters’ sources say Sze’s fund did well for the first six months of 2011 before coming to grief in September, mostly due to its Chinese exposure, as Chinese stocks measured by the MSCI China Index shed 20%. Most of its losses came from investments in Chinese stocks listed in the U.S.
The fund was down 1.4% in December and 1.7% a month earlier, says the news agency, and begins 2012 with 120% gross exposure (the sum of its long and short positions).
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...